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  • Telling It Straightby Marina Mahathir

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    An outspoken commentator on Malaysia's social and political affairs, Marina Mahathir takes on the issues, ideas and institutions of the day in her latest book, Telling it Straight. She highlights unpalatable truths, derides tired old ways and challenges the status quo. She asks the questions that need to be asked ? and is unafraid of proposing solutions.... more...

  • Ten Billionby Stephen Emmott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.00

    A VINTAGE ORIGINAL Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth. There are now over seven billion of us. And, sometime this century, the world population will reach at least ten billion. Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times... more...

  • The short guide to environmental policyby Carolyn Snell; Gary Haq

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 18.00

    An essential introduction to all those interested in how policies can address environmental problems, bringing together economic, sociological and social policy perspectives. more...

  • The Lilliputians of Environmental Regulationby Michelle C. Pautz; Sara R. Rinfret

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    When we think about environmental policy and regulation in the U.S., our attention invariably falls on the federal level and, more specifically, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Although such a focus is understandable, it neglects the actors most responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the nation's environmental laws - the... more...

  • Disaster Resiliencyby Naim Kapucu; Christopher V. Hawkins; Fernando I. Rivera

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably continue to occur, but by understanding the concept of... more...

  • Global Cities and Networks for Global Environmental Governanceby Sofie Bouteligier

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    As a result of global dynamics?the increasing interconnection of people and places?innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet.  This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our increasingly global and increasingly urban world. Through analysis... more...

  • Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countriesby Gabriele Spilker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Though industrialized countries are usually the ones indicted when environmental pollution is discussed, over the few last years the rate of emissions in developing countries has increased by a startling amount. The fallout from this increase is evidenced by the struggle of cities like Beijing to improve their air quality. Yet there also exist developing... more...

  • The Politics of River Basin Organisationsby D. Huitema; S. Meijerink

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on top of existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a global level. more...

  • Water and American Governmentby Donald J. Pisani

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Donald Pisani's history of perhaps the boldest economic and social program ever undertaken in the United States--to reclaim and cultivate vast areas of previously unusable land across the country?shows in fascinating detail how ambitious government programs fall prey to the power of local interest groups and the federal system of governance itself.... more...

  • Collapseby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 18.00

    In Jared Diamond?s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel , the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all... more...